Sara Eichner

Visiting Assistant Professor School of Information
Sara works at the intersection of data analysis and user-centered design, with a focus on geospatial data. Her work utilizes visualization strategies that prioritize clarity without obscuring or undermining complexities behind the data. She has collaborated with a variety of organizations around New York City, contributing geospatial analysis and design to support stewardship of the Hudson Estuary, and to address environmental justice issues, and climate change as it impacts local communities. Sara is currently at work with FloodNet creating a tool to engage the public with flood data; and recently completed work with Riverkeeper to survey the public and map recreational use of local saline waters to respond to NY State DEC review of saline water quality regulations. Sara also manages the production of an annual, data-driven art exhibition for NYC’s Open Data Week called Data Through Design. Sara has a masters in fine arts in painting from Syracuse University and a certificate in GIS from Pratt institute. She has worked professionally with GIS, data analysis and design since 2018, and has taught Spatial Thinking, GIS and Design at Pratt Institute in the School of Information as well as User Centered Design for GIS the Pratt School of Continuing and Professional Studies.


Hudson Access Project, Research and Advocacy Roadmap (2024)